STAFF MEMBERS

Young Family

Andy & Crystal Young

Andy serves as the City Director and he and Crystal have been on staff with Cru since 2006. They have three kids, Hudson, Avery, and Laurel. Both Penn State alumni, Andy is a PA native, but Crystal hails from the great state of Texas. They love the outdoors, dark coffee, Frank’s hot sauce, homemade fried chicken, and competitive card games.

andrew.young@cru.org  |  crystal.young@cru.org

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Zane Family

Bill & Lisa Zane

Bill and Lisa Zane have been in Philadelphia, working with Cru for 6 years now.  Both PA natives, they have loved the adjustment of community life in the city. Lisa also works part time as a nurse here in Philly. They and their three kids, Boden, Jack, and Mila, live in the Fishtown neighborhood.

william.zane@cru.org

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Hannah Gajari

Hannah Gajari

Born and raised in farm country, Hannah came to love the city of Philadelphia as a student at Penn. This is her second year interning with Cru. Some of her interests include trivia, linguistics, and musicals (especially Hamilton). She also loves eating out, watching (and discussing) movies, amusement parks, and the beach.

hannah.gajari@cru.org

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Desmin Peifer

A man of many nicknames, Desmin enjoys time spent with people and adventuring.  He’s excited for his first year with Philly Cru and finding the best cheese steak.  Favorite pastimes include pickup sports games, music, board games, campfires, deep conversation, eating, and explaining how to spell his name.

desmin.peifer@cru.org

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Tiffany Young

Tiffany is from Roswell, New Mexico. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in Criminology, and she will be staying in Philly for another year to intern with Cru. Some of her favorite things include the color gold, sports, brunch spots, crime drama tv series, desserts (particularly Yogurino), and mochi!

tiffany.young@cru.org

 

 Kelsey Rivers

Kelsey Rivers has spent the past 22 years of her life in Virginia. She spent the most recent of those years serving on staff part-time at George Mason University before graduating and moving to PA to intern. She has a heart for cities, statistics, and somewhat-useless facts. Kelsey enjoys reading, taking Buzzfeed quizzes, trying new things, and dancing.

kelsey.rivers@cru.org

 

Hilary Wisniewski

Hilary Wisniewski is an FCAIA volunteer staff member. A Penn State grad, she works remotely in Bible translation for The Seed Company. A former college triathlete, Hilary still enjoys cycling and running. In her spare time, she can be found playing piano, buried in library books, or cheering on her husband, Stefen, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

hilary.k.ford@gmail.com